Thursday, April 30, 2009

April Results

Profit: +2679
Bonus: +97
Games: 1410
Avg ROI: 29%
Hours: 105
Days: 23 / 30

Hourly: 26.44 / hr
Per Game: 1.97 / game

I got close to my profit goal of 3K, but had about the same volume as last month. I was busy with work projects and due to family time also missed some key weekends. Mid-session, I can definitely tell if I am playing well or not. Most telling is the Ace-rag EP shove. After I eliminated that and got into the groove, the rungood juice definitely kicked in the last week and I ran at about $60 hourly / 60+ ROI. Just need to remember that feeling and stick with it. I also had my first 8-hour session (unprofitable), and am looking forward to experimenting with 12-hour sessions.

Also, I created a new setup for my monitors. They're now vertically arranged with a ghetto styrofoam packaging setup so that I can 16-table tiled. I still prefer tiled because I do make a fair number of reads on my opponents and want to keep track of my recent table image, whereas I lose that with stacked tables.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Daily Record Earn

I made $414 over the course of 7 hours for a $59 hourly rate and a 70% ROI. Unsustainable, but I'll take it nonetheless. I really was in the groove, letting +EV situations and monster hands come to me instead of forcing them. It's chump change to all the other players, but gotta start somewhere. Looking forward to when I hit the $600 and $1000 daily records.

I also discovered SNG Nick's blog, which is included on my list of links. He recently won a prop bet and set a world record by playing 16,000 SNGs in a month and profiting over $11K. Some days, he cleared 1K SNGs by 16-tabling for 20 hour continuous sessions. Granted he was playing a lot of STT super turbos. Unreal!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mid April Update

Profit: +954
Bonus: +56
Games: 441
Avg ROI: 27%
Hours: 36
Days: 9 / 15

Hourly: 28.05 / hr
Per Game: 2.29 / game

No bad habits developed this month. Volume is a bit lower than I'd like since I've been busy with work-related projects and big Easter weekend with family. Also started making attempts to move up to the next buyin level, where I'll try to stay exclusively for the rest of the month. I'm such a life-nit, the pain of the dollar lost is truly worse than the pleasure of the dollar gained. I'm also trying to figure out a way to arrange my monitors vertically so that I can tile 16-tables.

Also cashed for $100 in the $22 1R1 NLHE SCOOP event. There were 9600 runners and I was knocked out in 900th place. I was happy with my play, building my stack from 2K to 50K while only having to show hands down 5-6 times. Made a lot of strong bluffs and resteals to pick up easy chips. I was average stack with 900 to go when I made an overaggressive play followed by a hero call with mid-pair against a tight player. I guess my patience had run out after 6 hours.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Online Traffic Report

I just found this site that tracks hourly, daily, monthly traffic for major poker sites. It's mostly confirmed what I've heard about peak hours. Hopefully this helps fellow mass-tablers increase their hourly by filling tables more quickly. Cheers!

Poker Stars Daily Traffic

FullTilt Daily Traffic